WWE issued a statement to The Washington Post denying rumors that Brock Lesnar did not appear on Raw on Monday due to problems with heart health.
A theory purported by a writer for entertainment website WhatCulture.com is that Lesnar may be dealing with a heart condition. This theory is based on Lesnar’s physical appearance during his WWE World Heavyweight Championship defense against John Cena at Night of Champions on Sunday, where he was sweating profusely and his face had turned red mere minutes into the match.
The Washington Post highlighted an excerpt from the article, which states, “The current WWE Champion started his match against John Cena with a completely normal look. However, after just a couple of minutes, Lesnar was already sweating profusely and had turned both red and purple in his face. This is normal for someone undergoing intense physical exertion, but Lesnar was barely doing anything of note. A rehearsed wrestling match shouldn’t be turning a man purple. … Fans have noted that in addition to turning red and intensely sweating, Brock also appeared to be struggling for breath. Yes, he’s a big guy, but he shouldn’t be reacting like this. It’s a worrying indicator of health problems such as blood pressure or risk of heart attack.”
WWE responded to the newspaper’s inquiry on the article via e-mailed statement, saying there is “no truth to the rumors about issues with Brock Lesnar’s health.” The organization did not offer an alternative explanation as to why Lesnar did not appear on Raw.
Lesnar was never advertised for Monday’s Raw in Memphis, Tennessee, and according to PWInsider.com, flew back home Monday morning. It is not unusual for him to miss a show since his WWE contract is structured for him to make appearances on a limited basis.